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Today's News

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1102

    Rabbit Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 14.
     
    Livestock Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 14.
     
    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15.
    4-H Club meetings are held at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. New members are welcome to attend. For more information about 4-H, call Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

  • FSA Ballots to be mailed Nov. 4

    Ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5, 2011.
    The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs.

  • FSA Ballots to be mailed Nov. 4

    Ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5, 2011.
    The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs.

  • Conservation Farm Bill programs are in effect

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.  
    The application process for 2008 Farm Bill conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign up period is Nov. 15.

  • Farm News: Updated 1102

    Wildlife Habitat
    applications accepted
    The Elizabethtown Farm Service Agency is accepting applications for Kentucky’s final 593 acres under Conservation Reserve Program practices titled “State Acres for Wildlife Habitat.” Producers who own or operate acreage located within one of the approved SAFE areas can submit offers to voluntarily enroll acres in CRP contracts for 10 to 15 years.
    Offers will be accepted by FSA until the acreage allocation is reached. For more information, call the FSA office at 765-2702.
    Enrollment date change

  • Intensive grazing can benefit cattlemen

    Grazing represents the cheapest way to feed ruminants on a cost per pound of nutrient basis. Stored feed is usually the single largest item in livestock budgets, and cost or amount of stored feed is usually the best prediction of potential profitability in most beef operations.
    Controlled grazing, intensive grazing, management intensive grazing, rotational grazing and intensive rotational grazing are only a few of the terms to describe intensive grazing.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Amanda Michelle Bingham and Michael Vincent Cissell

    Charles Junior and Charlotte Bingham of Hodgenville are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Michelle Bingham to Michael Vincent Cissell, son of Rhonda Cissell and the late Gary “Pete” Cissell.

    The bride to be is a 2001 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2002 graduate of The Hair Design School. She is a nail technician at Perfect Ten Salon.

    The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School. He is a city letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

  • ELECTION: Governor's race 2011

    Three candidates are seeking the governor's seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses. Their answers are posted in their entirety at www.cknj.com.

     

    Steve Beshear

  • STATE CHAMPS: LCHS Band of Hawks

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks was named the Class AA State Champion in the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association competition Saturday.
    The top 20 bands in five classes competed. The bands are divided into 1A to 5A divisions based on enrollment of schools.
    The Band took the field Saturday afternoon on the campus of Greenwood High School in Bowling Green in semifinals. The band placed third behind Washington County (87.8) and reigning champ Glasgow (84.25) in semifinals, with a composite score of 82.5.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks whip Washington

    Senior halfback Cody Thompson rushed for four touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another score as the LaRue County Hawks closed the regular season Friday night by rallying for a 40-31 road win against the Washington County Commanders on senior night at Bennett R. Lewis Field.